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from election day. they are plunging in a series of grueling campaign stops in the final weekend before america votes. welcome to america's election headquarters. i'm greg gutfeld. >> heather: i'm heather childers. both candidates spending their final days in a handful of battleground states that will determine tuesday's outcome. obama visiting several states holding larger than usual rallies in an attempt huge clouds that he benefited from 2008. governor romney holding events in new jersey, new hampshire, iowa and colorado. using the latest jobs report to make his argument that america needs a change. john roberts is live in inglewood where governor romney is expected to make his final campaign stop of the day. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. this is the time in the election campaign when those of us like to call it death march into tuesday. both campaigns pulling out all the stops doing whatever they can to try to woo over the late decided voters. governor romney on the stomp in iowa saying he has the experience to turn the economy around saying the president has failed to meet th
with alex witt" starts now. >>> all-out sprint. three days to the election and both the president and mitt romney on a nonstop sweep of critical swing states. new this morning a fresh poll in two of those key states. we've got live coverage ahead. >>> our other big story of the morning, the aftermath of sandy. an outcry forces the new york marathon's cancellation. millions remain without power, while many are without access to food and water. we've got a live update in minutes. >>> plus the gas crisis. people still waiting in lines for hours, so how long will it last? and is this any solution in sight? good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." and welcome here to the kickoff of msnbc's live coverage from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a
.s. presidential election, a new jobs report is fueling arguments on the campaign trail. it seems to have something for everyone. president obama is time-outing that more jobs were -- touting that more jobs have been created than were expected. romney says the overall elm ploit rate is actually up. now starts the weekend blitz and the bbc's adam brooks has been watching the reaction for us. >> the voter in the state of ohio -- >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs and this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> new jobs were created in america in october. 171,000 of them, many in health care, retail and business services. many more people returned to the workforce, possibly a sign of economic optimism. but still these are not numbers to excite a tired and skittish electorate. mitt romney, campaigning in wisconsin, trying to erode mr. obama's support in the midwest. he took the job's numbers as support f
romney in critical battle ground states. less than 60 hours to go to election day. the drama is building and we're on the trail with live reports and new polls to share. good day, everyone. welcome to weekends with alex witt and welcome to live coverage from democracy plaza. we will be here in 30 rockefeller center in new york city until election day and all through the results night tuesday. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first let's get to what's happening right now. three days until the election. new today president obama looking to close the deal in the crucial battle ground state of ohio. this is from mentor, ohio where the president is just about to speak. we're watching that very closely. before heading to today's event, though, the president visited fema headquarters to get a response to the efforts of aftermath of hurricane sandy. he is sending -- >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> meanwhile, mi
, 2012. election is squadder days away. post campaigns released details on where obama and romney will be making their final appearances ahead of next tuesday. their schedules and with the swing states that have received so much attention. but as we look ahead to election day this morning we want to open our phone lines up to voters and non-swing states to hear what you think about campaign 2012. we want to hear how motivated those voters are in non battleground states are about the election. and enough on the issues that matter in your state. give us a call on the democrat's line -- 202-585-3880. on the republican line at -- 202-585-3881. and the independent line independen 202-585-38802. and you can catch up with us on twitter, or e-mail us at cspan@journal.org. good morning to you. i want to assure you that 2012 battleground map we have been featuring for the last week or so here on the "washington journal." assuring the swing states in this election. this morning on the washington journal, we want to hear from the voters in the non-yellow states. everyone else in a blue, give
for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters to support proposition 3. hikes they say would stop more education cuts. they are targeting undecided voters. those who would make up their mind in the polling booth. >>> boy if you haven't mailed them by now you are getting really risky about that ballot. >> steve weir has talked to civics groups, about which propositions to support. it shows on voters ballots. >> if you look at our tally equipment you can see w
. the countdown is on indeed. election day is just three days away now. the presidential candidates are making a huge final push in the battleground states. today president obama campaigns in ohio, wisconsin, iowa and virginia. mitt romney stumping in new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. they're running mates are also going nonstop. vice president is in colorado and paul ryan is holding rallies in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. so ohio indeed could be the biggest battleground of the election. the race there is very tight. a just released cnn/orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. president obama is about to speak at a rally in mentor, ohio. he is at least in the building, we understand. and so is our white house correspond dan loathian. the president's schedule is packed today. he isn't just campaigning. he is also keeping a close watch on the storm which he says really is his first priority. >> reporter: that's correct. white house officials saying that pr
callender's. it's time to savor. >>> we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. we'll strengthen the bonds between us and reaffirm the spirit that makes the united states of america the greatest nation on earth. >> i'm counting on your clear eyes and full hearts to make sure we can't lose on tuesday. thank you so very much. >>> just three days until election day and the candidates are crisscrossing this country, clamoring for the undecided vote. and, very good saturday afternoon to you from the nation's capital. i'm craig melvin. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. we're here in d.c. to cover this historic election and it comes at a time when millions are until trying to put their lives back together. we will dive into the latest news from the world of politics in just a moment but first, those let's get you caught up on the very latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. about 2.5 million people remain without power in the aftermath of that storm. 109 deaths nationwide have been attributed to sandy's wrath. those numbers could rise. at least 40 of those deaths were in new york
of the voters who will determine this election. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 1st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and tonight, we bring you a fresh crisis in a community already decimated by superstorm sandy. tensions are running high over a dwindling supply of vital fuel and supplies on staten island. perhaps the least well known of new york city's five borrows. just a short ferry ride from manhattan, smack dab in the middle of new york harbor. so, that means it bore the brunt of the devastating flood surge. so, tonight, as search andless kupt continues, my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden is there. good evening, cynthia. >> reporter: good evening, terry. massive disaster are composed of small tragedies, one that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government com
will be won. >> we've made real progress. >> the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same? >> let me start with the development out of staten island, new york. richard liu is there standing by. richard, obviously, the news came through just a short time ago that some shelters are closing near where you are. why is that the case? >> reporter: what's happening is they had to close down a shelter. i came back from it. that closed down, and they're moving the 40-some-odd people, the evacuees from one location to another high school called sarah wagner. we know at least at this moment they have four shelters. it's very difficult. i was speaking to the driver who moved them, and he said there were kids with two different colored socks and shoes. a woman had 20 bags. that was all of her belongings. there was another gentleman who had a liver transplant days ago and having trouble. it's difficult to move from one place to another as we look at these shelters. tamron. >> a lot of people in that community on staten island believe they've been ignored. in cap turs th
encouraging to the neighbors and to the residents. but very encouraging to the elected officials out here. we've been working as a team out here, led by our borough president and many of the state elected officials and to have the secretary sit down with us and give us a briefing on what the federal government is going to do really, really helped us move forward today because when i spoke to you last night, lawrence, it was a different story. we, the day before, we hadn't heard from anyone. and to get this treatment today, and to see the number of fema employees here and the red cross and the national guard has done wonders for people's morale, and see that people really do care how the people are here on staten island. >> quickly before you go, a word on the red cross. the red cross was getting some heavy criticism on staten island just 24 hours ago. we gist did a telethon for the red cross to raise money for people in the wake of the storm. some people were saying no, don't send money to the red cross. what's your view of how the red cross is on helping on staten island now? >> the red cros
four days to go until election day. the candidates making a final push to rev up their bases and win over the last undecideds. governor romney promising to turn this economy around, president obama arguing it would have been worse if republicans would have been in charge over the past four years. with the final sprint on today we get the last pre election look at the unemployment situation in this country, the jobless rate ticking up last month to 7.9%, up from 7.8. some 12.3 million people unemployed. the number is higher when you add in the under employed, folks who want to be doing more than part time work, but are not, that number would jump to 23 million u.n. or under employed. both candidates hit the trail earlier and had this to say about the numbers. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. [cheers and applause] >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today we learned that it's actually 7.9%, and that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is hig
before america votes, we are about to get the last pre-election numbers on jobs in our economy. >> i got nothing left. memories or anything else. everything is ruined. ruined. >> survivors of hurricane sandy still waiting for help. they are worrying about the future. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." >> it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. we are going begin with a sprint to the finish line. the last major hurdle in the way. the october jobs report will be released in three and a half hours. both the obama and romney campaign hope the numbers will help them in the race. it's too close to call right now. christine romans is going to have a look at it. christine? >> let's talk about what we are expecting in the final economic report before tuesday. in three and a half hours, we'll find out what happens for jobs and the unemployment rate. the expectation is the unemployment rate is 7.9%, picking up slightly with 125,000 jobs added in the month. the trend, though, is what is so important here, right? sometimes you get a little in the month. the trend is what's important. 7.8% was the un
places on election day in the hardest hit communities that remain without power. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." the good news trickling out slowly today. amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. new jersey transit will start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system making advances, little by little. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan, just started run. there are still no trains running from low 34th street where half of manhattan remains this morning in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways are now waiting, as you can see in these pictures, in long lines for city buses. for those who drive into the new york city area, the lines stretched for miles yesterday. enough to make you turn around and stay home. in an effort to ease gridlock in the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan must have at least three passengers. that stands for the rest of the week. there are check points set up on the way into the city with cars not meeting the three-person rule bei
will live to see election day. i'm very happy about that, so you're right, i like hearing how close we are, but the other thing is this. status quo. the jobs report is -- i think the technical term is meh, not good, not bad, it's holding the line and it's the same kind of economy that the president has had for much of the last two years, which is unsatisfactory but not terrifying, so he is going with that, and when you hear an incumbent use terms like the most jobs created in eight months or unusual metrics like that he's looking for a way to reinforce his argument that's been there all along which as you said was if the republicans would have been in charge this would have been worse. this isn't great but it's better than it would have been if john mccain would have been elected in 2008. that is not exactly arousing call to supporters, and it also leaves the door open for mitt romney. and what you heard which is to say, this guy didn't deliver what he said he would, it's time to give somebody else the ball. megyn: when a difference from four years ago. i mean at this point in the election
the other elected officials on the island have been asking about coordinating. if they don't have food, we get it. things like that areinally getting coordinated. gerri: is red cross on the scene? speak of the national ceo came up to me and gave me a hug. they have been coming in since last night. i got him a place to stay and got them some hot foodast night. there are many more of them today. in their defense, we called three days ago but a lot of them started driving from down south three da ago. we didn't understand what was taking so long but a lot of them were driving big rigs. gerri: a final question for you. i sure you have heard mayor michael bloomberg has canceled new york city marathon, what do you make of that? >> that was absolutely the right call. the mayor shouldn't have allowed it to go forward push a lot of leadership in hearing the y of the people and realizing it is not about showing how resilient we are. we have been through it all. but just agree it would have been a nightmare and shifting resources away from the people that literally the death toll is still going up a
, with the final data before election day now out, we look at the overall jobs picture in america, and how the candidates are and are not addressing it. >> woodruff: then, long gas lines, continuing power outages, and massive cleanup efforts in the northeast. ray suarez updates the slow climb back after the storm. >> brown: ordinary citizens, some of them school children, caught in the crossfire in syria's war. margaret warner has our report. >> as syrian rebels expand the areas they control, the assad regime has turned to long-range artillery and air attacks to hit the opposition and civilians as well. >> woodruff: we have a "battleground" dispatch from iowa, where immigration is rarely mentioned by the candidates, but is on the minds of voters. >> although latinos make up only 5% of iowa's population, their numbers have increased by 110% over the last ten years. >> brown: plus mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> intel >> support also comes from carnegie c
of tonight's show. in the final jobs report before election day is out, what do the numbers really say about the unemployment crisis innthis country? answers next. gerri: coming up the job right picks up as people return to the workforce. john is 42. mortgage. married. two great kids. he wants to protect his family with a $500,000 term life insurance policy. what do you think it'll cost him? a hundred dollars a month? sixty? forty? actually none of the above. john can get a $500,000 policy -from a highly rated insurer - for under $25 a month. his secret? selectquote. selectquote is impartial. o give you a choice of your best prices. selectquote has great savings on term life for women, too. john's wife carrie, can get a $500,000 policy for under $16 a month. selectquote has helped make term life insurance affordable for hundreds of thousands of people since 1985. how about yo just call this number or visit selectquote dot com. gerri: unemployment up is always hiring. 171,0 jobs added to the jobless rat picking up to 7.9% because more people are going on the job hunt. here to break it down, s
jobs report today, the last one before election day and election day is only four days away. jobs are a very key issue this election year as we all know. the unemployment rate inched up in october slightly to the 7.9% that is up from 7.8% the month before. the president reacting to the latest numbers during a campaign stop this morning in ohio. you saw a little bit of that. ohio being one of the most important battleground states of them all. take a listen. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. [applause] jenna: bob o'brien, with us a veteran business reporter and market watcher overall. nice to see you. >> good morning, jenna. great to be with you. jenna: tell me a little about the numbers. we'll hear a lot from either side. what is the number we see today on the job market really mean? >> this is a great number for the economy. it basically mirrors what we're seeing in the growth of the gdp. we're seeing the trend moving in the right direction. the numbers have been improving for 29 consecutive months i
pre-election show. greg contain your excitement. that is it for us tonight. see you back here in 48 hours on "the five." special sunday show. thanks, everybody. >> bret: the beginning of the end. both sides are spinning. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ the unemployment rate picked up. the job increase, beat expectations. still the numbers are historically low for incumbent president, fighting for political survival. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us that both sides are trying to use the figures to their advantage. >> four days, four years. >> critical time hours president obama raced through three campaign stops in ohio and declared the new jobs report shows real progress in the first term. it was telling he spent less than ten seconds on the actual unemployment report. and only touched on the better than expected 171,000 jobs created. >> today, our businesses created 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> in battleground wisconsin, republican romney said he glossed
's traveling on the cnn election express and also there is john avalon, cnn contributor. hello, gentlemen. listen, you all heard what the president and mr. romney had to say, but, you know, let's talk about the political capital here. who is going to get more political capital out of this with just four days to the election, ali? >> well, hands down president obama because he had the most to lose out of this thing. the issue was if the unemployment rate went up substantially, or more importantly if the 171,000 jobs weren't created. the expectation was for 125,000 jobs. as long as he cleared that, he was going to be okay. barack obama gets more out of it. as you can see, he's not emphasizing the unemployment rate when he's speaking. mitt romney is doing that math that doesn't work thing again. barack obama said that the unemployment was going to be this and now it is this and as a result 9 million people are out of work. that's just not math that works. i don't think either of them are convincing anybody right now. this could have hurt barack obama. it is not going to hurt him. i don't kno
's friday, november 2nd. you're in "the cycle." >>> in this it final week before the election we've seen seismic events that could shift a very close race. first, the devastation from superstorm sandy, 22 states affected and millions without power and billions of dollars in damage. the other big number this week, 7.9%. that's the unemployment number from the final jobs report friday before the election. a slight tick up, yes, but it was actually a better than expected report. a net gain of 171,000 new jobs added last month. good political news for the president. if the labor participation rate was the same as it was during the president's first year in office, unemployment would be closer to 10%. today on the trail, very different spin from the same numbers. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. i know we're close to an election, but this isn't a game. these are people's jobs. these are people's lives. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today we learned that it's actua
. obama is re-elected. >> he said he would lower the unemployment rate, down to 5.#% now. today we learn it's actually 7.9%. that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when obama took office. >> former labor department official notes at this pace it would take decade to get back to full employment. >> we need to have certain growth to keep up with the population. we're still talking nine or ten years of recovery. >> yet, the president has a narrow lead in ohio because the state's unemployment rate is only 7%. the president has gotten some credit for the auto bail-out. he charged today romney is trying to win this state by falsely charging in an ad the bail-out will lead chrysler to shift jobs from jeep plant here to china. >> everybody knows it's not true. the car companies themselves have told governor romney to knock it off. >> romney spokeswoman stood behind the ad charging, "his mismanagement of the process exposed taxpayers to $25 billion loss." companies are expanding production overseas. woman at the president's first event ripped romney in
the election in either direction. >> we dream, we aspire, we reach for greater things and achieve greater things with new leadership. i want to fight for you and we have come too far to turn back now. >> the final sprint to the white house. hitting key swing states before the election day. latest polls show these men locked in a dead heat. fox report on the intense push to win points. also tensions and tempers are rising on the east coast, two and half million people survive without power for heat and it is getting cold. gas lines are stretching for miles as patience wears thingings. >> i can't move the car. it is empty. the latest on the clean up efforts and places left far by a monster storm. >> i am harris faulkner. months of back-breaking campaigning by governor mitt romney and president obama. whopping eight events by both men in one day. at one point they were in debuke, iwampt we'll check in on team obama in a moment and begin with governor romney stopping in new hampshire and iowa. and at this hour colorado to make sure supporters are fired up. the choice between the last four yea
coming year from 10-12 on sunday . back on the air. of course, election night. we mean business. gerri: hello, everybody, i am gerri willis. tonight mayor michael bloomberg foed to flip-flop backing away from his decision to allow the new york city marathon to proceed just six days after the biggest and most instructive storm in the northeast in 74 years. bloomberg had said a marathon would bring new yorkers back together and was importance to the city's economy added $370 million for runners and race fans. but proceeding to new york city boughs sunday when many of them have been declared disaster areas, homes destroyed, boardwalks missing, residents without food, power or water was a repulsive idea to some. >> no one else has been here. i have not heard from fema, the coast guard, n one. it is startling. >> very angry and fed up. what are , is this america? i don't know. i don't know. i don't like it. we are going downhill. >> i came here four or five years ago, expected we came here for a better life, opportunity, and this is what we come from. this is ridiculous. not how it is suppo
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